Ancient Greek 4

Subject CLAS10021 (2016)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2016.

Credit Points: 12.5
Level: 1 (Undergraduate)
Dates & Locations:

This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2016:

Semester 2, Parkville - Taught on campus.
Pre-teaching Period Start not applicable
Teaching Period 25-Jul-2016 to 23-Oct-2016
Assessment Period End 18-Nov-2016
Last date to Self-Enrol 05-Aug-2016
Census Date 31-Aug-2016
Last date to Withdraw without fail 23-Sep-2016

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Time Commitment: Contact Hours: 48 hours - 3 hours of lectures and 1 x 1 hour tutorial per week for 12 weeks
Total Time Commitment:

170 hours


Students should have passed VCE Ancient Greek or the equivalent.

Corequisites: None
Recommended Background Knowledge: None
Non Allowed Subjects:

Students who have completed the following subject are not eligible to enrol in CLAS10021:

Core Participation Requirements:

For the purposes of considering request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Student Support and Engagement Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Overview, Learning Outcomes, Assessment and Generic Skills sections of this entry.

It is University policy to take all reasonable steps to minimise the impact of disability upon academic study, and reasonable adjustments will be made to enhance a student's participation in the University's programs. Students who feel their disability may impact on meeting the requirements of this subject are encouraged to discuss this matter with a Faculty Student Adviser and Student Equity and Disability Support:


Dr Hyun Jin Kim



Subject Overview:

This subject is designed for students with some previous knowledge of Ancient Greek (VCE level or equivalent) and who preferably have completed Ancient Greek 3. Students translate and discuss the interpretation of a selected work of Greek poetry (Homeric epic). In tutorials, further work is undertaken on grammar and syntax, revising and consolidating knowledge acquired in Ancient Greek 3. Students will also undertake work in Ancient Greek literary and textual criticism. On completion of this subject, students should have consolidated their skills in working with Ancient Greek texts and have discovered some of the many important contributions which reading the original texts can make to understanding the ancient world. Students who complete this subject and Ancient Greek 3 may progress to Ancient Greek 5.

Learning Outcomes:

Students who successfully complete this subject will:

  • read an Ancient Greek text in the original;
  • consolidate their knowledge of grammar and syntax, extend their vocabulary (including the Homeric dialect), and learn some Greek metre;
  • gain knowledge of Archaic Greek history and culture;
  • develop critical thinking skills and be able to think in theoretical terms;
  • become familiar with the communication conventions of another culture
  • Fortnightly translations tests, equivalent to 400 words (10%);
  • weekly tutorial exercises, equivalent to 1200 words (30%);
  • a 50-minute assessment test, equivalent to 1200 words, held in the middle of the semester (30%);
  • a 1-hour final examination, equivalent to 1200 words, held in the end of semester examination period (30%).

Hurdle requirement:

  • students must attend a minimum of 75% of tutorials (9 out of 12) and complete the assessment test and examination in order to pass this subject.
  • All pieces of written work must be submitted to pass this subject.

Note: Assessment submitted late without an approved extension will be penalised at 10% per day; after five working days late assessment will not be marked. In-class tasks missed without approval will not be marked.

Prescribed Texts:

Required readings will be supplied to students at the start of semester.

Recommended Texts:

J Morwood, Oxford Grammer of Classical Greek (OUP)

Pocket Oxford Classical Greek Dictionary (OUP)

Breadth Options:

This subject potentially can be taken as a breadth subject component for the following courses:

You should visit learn more about breadth subjects and read the breadth requirements for your degree, and should discuss your choice with your student adviser, before deciding on your subjects.

Fees Information: Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date
Links to further information:
Related Majors/Minors/Specialisations: Classics
Graduate Certificate in Arts - Classical Studies and Archaeology
Graduate Diploma in Arts - Classical Studies and Archaeology

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